Friday, December 28, 2012

Rest In Peace, General Normal Schwarzkopf

Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army, army, defense

General Schwarzkopf helped keep the gold standard set in WWII for the use of American military power in a righteous war, in his case for the liberation of Kuwait: full National commitment, expressed by an overwhelming application of force, tactics and strategy to accomplish the mission as rapidly as possible with as little loss of life on both sides as possible. Then get the hell out just as quickly.

So many of the Generals since him have fallen into the trap of politics, or simply become tools of the military industrial complex, as Eisenhower named it.

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